Good and evil or God?

Which knowledge ?

And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” Genesis 3:16-17

A question which is interesting to ask ourselves is which knowledge Adam and Eve had before eating the fruit knowledge of good and evil ?

If this tree was called tree of knowledge of good and evil it’s not by accident.

The fruit of this tree was opening their knowledge on good and evil, putting them and the same level as God in this area but without the same power to dominate over evil.

And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” Genesis 3:22

The knowledge of good and evil gave them the ability to weigh things and to pronounce their own judgements without being qualified to be judge. Continue reading “Good and evil or God?”

Body of Christ

We are his body

And God placed all things under His feet and appointed Him to be head over everything for the church which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. Ephesians 1:22-23

It might be challenging for normal minds to imagine that we are the body of Christ in deed. But this means a lot sense to those who are being renewed in their minds by the work of the Living Word through the written word.

We are indeed the body of Christ. All those who are born of the Spirit of the living God are actually members of the body of Christ.

I love this portion of scripture when Jesus called Saul of Tarsus before his conversion.
He said: “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me ?” (Acts 9:4)

Paul was actually persecuting the Christians. He was arresting them and sending them in prison but Jesus did not say “why are persecuting my followers or my disciples”.
He said why are you persecuting me? Continue reading “Body of Christ”

Live from above

Remain in Heaven

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Colossians 3:2

If you are born again, your new home is Heaven. You are not going to heaven, you are already seated in the heavenly places in Christ. Ephesians 2:6

Your body is still bound to the earth but your spirit is in Christ at the right hand of the Father. Our Heavenly Father has blessed us (past tense) with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places. Ephesians 1:4. Continue reading “Live from above”

Sons of God

We are indeed

He predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Christ Jesus in accordance with his glorious grace which he has freely given us in the One he loves. Ephesians 1:5

We have been adopted! Wow!

We were orphans on this earth not knowing where to go and what to do but now we have been adopted as sons and daughters of God.

The Father is so generous that his adoption scheme is opened to everybody at anytime until the Return of Jesus. (But nobody knows when he will come back.)

Except for Jesus, all of us came to the earth through natural fathers and we praise the Lord for them as we would not  have come here without their cooperation. Continue reading “Sons of God”